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Assessment of significant factors affecting acceptability of home administration of misoprostol for medical abortion.
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PMID:  22067756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Knowledge on factors affecting acceptability of medical abortion with mifepristone followed by home administration of misoprostol is scarce. The objective of this study was therefore to assess factors affecting acceptability and experience of home use of misoprostol for medical abortion up to 63 days' gestation. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study with acceptability assessed through questionnaires. Factors affecting acceptability were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression. RESULTS: A total of 395 women were included. Independent factors for acceptability were having a partner/friend present and having a positive low-sensitivity urine hCG at follow-up, although most of these patients had successful abortions. Age, gestational length and requirement of extra pain medication did not affect acceptability. CONCLUSION: Home administration of misoprostol is highly acceptable. Increasing the number of complete abortions should be a focus of future research. Women should be encouraged to have a partner/friend present during home administration of misoprostol.
Helena Kopp Kallner; Christian Fiala; Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contraception     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0518     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234361     Medline TA:  Contraception     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet/Karolinska University Hospital, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden.
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